New Blog Editors!

Recently, the editorial staff of the Writing Lab Newsletter posted a call for an editor for this blog. We greatly appreciate the interest in this position and all the excellent applications. And we are delighted to announce that the position has been filled by two exceptionally qualified candidates:

IMG_9685Josh Ambrose, WLN Blog Editor. Josh is the Director of the Writing Center at McDaniel College where he also teaches multiple classes within the English department; he previously worked at the Writing Center at George Mason while completing his MFA in creative nonfiction. He has a proven interest in communicating across borders and looks forward to many great conversations ahead.

FullSizeRenderSteffen Guenzel, WLN Blog Associate Editor. Steffen joined the Center for Writing Excellence at The University of Central Florida in the summer of 2012. He received his doctorate in 20th century American Literature from the University of Alabama in 2006 after completing a Masters in secondary education (English/Russian/Education) at Leipzig University, Germany, and a year as a Fulbright exchange student. Currently, in his research he examines higher education developments in Germany and Europe in regard to the writing center movement and WAC-related initiatives with the idea to continue to build bridges and connect people.

Both have impressive academic credentials and share our vision of this blog being a space that allows writing center specialists to transcend borders and share, learn, collaborate, and meet each other. Josh and Steffen have a long list of projects to invite you, in Josh’s words, to “explore writing center-minded narratives/approaches [that reach] across borders.

To reach the editors, please email WritingCentersAcrossBorders@gmail.com

Stay tuned–and stay involved!

Alan Benson, Writing Lab Newsletter, Development Editor
and
Muriel Harris, Writing Lab Newsletter, Editor

Call for Blog Editor

 

Call for a Blog Editor

for “Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders”

The Writing Lab Newsletter (which will become WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, beginning with vol. 40, the Sept. 2015 issue) is looking for an editor for the Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders (CWCAB) blog. CWCAB, as the name implies, is an international blog with a goal of fostering communication between people in all countries and on all continents who are engaged in writing center work. It’s a space for writing center professionals and tutors working mostly outside the United States to chat, exchange ideas and photos, post announcements, and/or ask questions. The CWCAB Editor will be responsible for encouraging and500 registered users, to new audiences.

This position requires no technical knowledge or previous work with blogs. WLN hosts the blog, and experienced staffers can help with any technological questions.

If you are interested, please send a short statement aboutwriting centers in various countries to both of the following people:

• Alan Benson: mail to:BENSONAT@uwec.edu

    and

• Muriel Harris: mail to: :harrism@purdue.edu